Product Managers

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  • Availability
  • Roles and Permissions
    • Add/Edit/Delete: Admin
    • View only: Editor, Reviewer

Product managers add a level of selective functionality access within the application. You can assign product manager status to any admin or editor within the app.

This means the user will have exclusive access to make changes to the product and roadmap, deciding how and when the roadmap is edited and managed.

Product manager assignments also ensure that when adding an idea or feedback, the product is pre-selected for the user as default. If part of multiple products, those products will be moved to the top of the dropdown list.


  • An account with editors and no assigned product managers will keep their usual product permissions.
  • An account with editors that has product managers assigned to a product will give only those editors exclusive rights to the product, while remaining unassigned editors will have view-only status to that product, while keeping usual permissions to products with no product managers.
  • Admins always retain access to edit all products, regardless of product manager assignments.

User Permissions for Roadmaps with assigned PMs

Product Managers assigned to a product have exclusive rights to:

  • Update Product Canvas
  • Update Roadmap
  • Assign ideas to the roadmap

Admin Unassigned Editor
Product Manager
Products View product canvas
  Edit product canvas  
  Export product canvas
  Add files to product canvas  
  View documentation
  Edit documentation  
  Follow/unfollow product canvas
  Delete product    
Roadmaps View product roadmap
  Edit column title  
  Add a new card  
  Edit a card title  
  Edit a card description  
  Edit a public card  
  Edit a card style  
  Complete, Archive, Activate a card  
  Delete a card  
  Move a card within a column  
  Move a card between columns  
  Add an idea to a roadmap card  
  Add a user story to a roadmap card  
  Remove an idea from a roadmap card  
  Remove a user story from a roadmap card  
  Position the ideas/story in the pipeline  
  Move idea/user story between cards  
  Tag a card  
  Remove a tag from a card  
  Export roadmap
  Filter roadmap  
  View completed/archived cards  
  Share product roadmap via URL/iframe  
  Share product roadmap via email to existing users  
  Share product roadmap via email to non-existing users  
  Add global Objective  
  Add product specific Objective  
  Edit global Objective  
  Edit product-specific Objective  
  Add Card Owner  
  Edit Card Owner  

How to assign product managers

To assign a product manager to a product, you can do so in one of two ways:

When you add a new product

When adding a new product, on the attributes panel you will be asked to select product managers. A list of existing admins and editors will be available.

Assigning a Product Manager

From the product canvas

If you have already created your product but want to add/edit product managers, click on the “Product Managers” option on the product canvas.

You can then assign a product manager to the product. Once you've selected the users you'd like to assign as product managers, click "Save & Finish" at the bottom of the slide-out to save your changes. 

Alternatively, you can also click on the edit ellipsis for the product on your product page to open the "Edit Product Line" slide-out menu.

From here, you can select the product manager from the slideout. When you're finished, just click the "Save & Finish" button. 

Assigning a Product Manager is available on the following Legacy plans:
Modular V1 with Governance Power-up
Advanced or Essential - $99/month billed annually
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